malt of the month Glen­morangie 10 year old 40% Vol

The Oban Times - - Leisure - Louise Glen

There is no deny­ing the fact that Glen­morangie is the quin­tes­sen­tial drink of choice for some. It was cer­tainly the first whisky I ever tasted. It was when I was with a Chris­tian youth worker, Lizz Spence, aboard the old style trains with eight seater com­part­ments on the West High­land Line. Lizz was, and is, beau­ti­fully vi­va­cious. We were mak­ing our way to Iona, via Oban and she had bought the whisky to cel­e­brate my 18th Birth­day. While that kind of youth work would now be frowned upon - back then in the dark ages when I was a young­ster, it was un­seen. Through the many years we were great friends, Lizz would often bring out a bot­tle of Glen­mor­ange and over the years I learned to drink with­out get­ting drunk. I seem to have lost that abil­ity again. Last week­end, I was on Mull and I was taken to a brand new bar (in my friend’s back gar­den) and all I could find in my car as a gift were two minia­ture bot­tles of Glen­morangie. What en­sured was a day of high fun and mer­ri­ment in the sun at the ap­pro­pri­ately named Fu Bar (as I in­ter­pret it, in the style of Burn’s Unco Fu’ in his opus Tam O’Shanter). As the evening came to an end, in a vil­lage inn, whisky was on the cards. Pon­cho John made his way to the bar in a very squint line and bought a whisky. And there it was, a whisky of friend­ship a Glen­morangie.

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